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Published: 31 December 2019

320 Pages | 17 Illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198847731

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The Emotional Life of the Great Depression

John Marsh

  • Offers a fresh perspective on the Great Depression by exploring how people responded emotionally to the crisis
  • Treats the major events of the period: the stock market crash; the initial response to the depression by Hoover and his administration; widespread poverty; the election of Roosevelt; the bank holiday; the birth of the New Deal; the Dust Bowl; the ups and downs of the recovery; and the descent into the Second World War
  • Draws on the latest research in psychology and literary theory to demonstrate what a focus on affect and emotion can bring to the writing of cultural history
  • Reveals insights into emotions generally: how panic works, what it means to be fearful, to feel in awe of something, and what it means to love someone
  • Brings together a wonderfully eclectic archive of sources